[Scribus] Problems with Scribus-Generated .pdf files/Text extracted from Scribus Pdf Documents

Craig Bradney cbradney
Wed Dec 15 15:21:31 CET 2004

What version of Scribus, of freetype, etc? 

Some fonts arent worth beans, too.

I can push out a 28 page mag in full colour in 12mb, which is pretty good I 
think. Need more detail of your work, and we would like access somehow to 
download all the content, sla, and pdf to be able to reproduce these issues. 
IF there is an issue in Scribus, we want it fixed before 1.2.1 is out.


On Wednesday 15 December 2004 15:06, Rainer Heilke wrote:
> Actually, I've been finding that some fonts don't embed worth beans.
> Whether that's a Scribus issue, or freetype, I don't know.
> Somewhat related to this, there are two "embed" options. My last
> newsletter became enormous with the regular embed option, and wouldn't
> print. I selected the "subset" option (sorry, I'm rushing to work, so I
> can't fire up Scribus for the exact name) and the size came right back
> down to a reasonable size, and would print. (I didn't have this issue
> with previous newsletters.) The font embedding problem was the same,
> regardless of the embed option.
> Rainer Heilke
> Craig Bradney wrote:
> >Hi Walt,
> >
> >>in an effort to use scribus to print color flyers we came about
> >>two problems with Scribus-generated .pdf files:
> >>
> >>firstly, when the pdf-file is inspected with Acrobat-Reader
> >>Professional (Version 6.02 Windows), Acrobat seems to be unable to
> >>display the fontnames for text in the pdf-file (which it shows when
> >>pdf-files generated with other programs are inspected).
> >
> >This sounds like you used subsetting, which in Scribus, at this point also
> >converts to outlines. Otherwise, there will be font names in the PDFs.
> >However, read below...
> >
> >>secondly, when you try to select text from a .pdf file, the text is
> >>utterly garbled and words are split randomly. I surmise that tiny
> >>spaces may be used for microspacing/kerning within words, which at the
> >>same time makes the text select tool pretty much useless in
> >>conjunction with Scribus-generated  pdf's.
> >
> >If the text is utterly garbled to view, then you have not embedded the
> > fonts at all. When exporting, please go to the fonts tab and click Embed
> > All Fonts.
> >
> >If the text has been converted to outlines due to subsetting, then you may
> >indeed have selection issues.
> >
> >>Any thought on why this is so, and whether there are plans to fix this
> >>would be appreciated.
> >
> >As above.
> >
> >>Scribus is great, however when you have to hand files to other
> >>printing people that happen to use Acrobat to inspect incoming files,
> >>especially the first problem leads to a cascade of requests and hence
> >>problems.
> >>
> >>If somebody is willing/able to tackle this, I'd be happy to test.
> >
> >We test Scribus PDFs with Acrobat Pro and some other tools like Enfocus
> >Pitstop to guarantee Scribus PDFs are 100% compliant. If you find any
> > issues and can give us a Pitstop report (for example), or even just a
> > link to a sample PDF that we can download, we will test it and make sure
> > its 100% PDF compliant.
> >
> >regards
> >Craig
> >
> >
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